43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
8
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
12
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
When in Seattle, make a side trip to see B&B Family Farm in Sequim, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney to Seattle, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Seattle at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, Los Angeles is much hotter at night with lows of 22°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, stroll around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain. On your second day here, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip website .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, take a memorable tour with Tours, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Mount LeConte, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, Orlando is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route website .

Getting from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
North Kaibab Trail ©
North Kaibab Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at Wreck Room, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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